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on 20 June 2005
A considerable improvement from the previous Pokemon movie in the series, Pokemon Heroes : Latios and Latias focuses on the offshore island of Alto Mare (design nicely inspired by Venice) and its heritage; The Soul Dew, a powerful object which has kept water flowing to the island and the two Pokemon Latios and Latias who are Alto Mare's guardians.
Naturally with such rare Pokemon and items floating about its no wonder Team Rocket want in on the action. And they make their entrance in the form of agents Annie and Oakley, fashionable femme fatales with a penchant for power and priceless jewellery. Also the first time, I might add, that the series featured a Team Rocket duo with two women.
A dark scheme unfolds unbeknownst to Ash and friends who are coincedentally messing around Alto Mare having a good time as usual. Sooner or later the paths of good and bad collide directing Ash to once again play his part in helping those in need (and running away very fast from a zombie Kabutops and Aerodactyl)
What was the most memorable difference with this particular movie was the water effects used and the precision they had been blended with the drawn animation. Other CG effects during the film such as the flying craft Annie and Oakley used were also done very well. The soundtrack had a couple of memorable pieces but nothing too stirring.
Overall, an addition to the Pokemon collection well worth seeing...even if Jessie, James and Meowth don't find themselves a particularly interesting part in it.
Just don't forget to keep your box of tissues handy.